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Open house offers look at Boyd renovations
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Boyd Christian School principal Tabetha Sullens wants everyone to come out and take a look at the newly renovated school. She hope students will consider enrolling at Boyd if they are looking for a new school this fall.
Open house is Sunday, Aug. 4 from 2-4 p.m. Registration for the new school year is Monday, Aug. 5 from 8-10 a.m. The first day of school is Tuesday, Aug. 6.
Sullens said they have painted all three buildings, installed new VCT tile flooring in the two main buildings, replaced bleachers in the gym, and renovated elementary bathrooms with new urinals and toilets. She said the administrative offices, main hallway and all of the high school have undergone an overhaul.
“The main point of this facelift is we have raised our standards for curriculum and we wanted the face of our building to match. Our curriculum standards are not outdated. Our building is not outdated. The point in spending time and money in renovations is less lost class time when building and structure are at best quality,” said Sullens.
Sullens said the new school motto goes along with their new look. Boyd’s new motto is, “Leave everything better than you found it.”
“We are hoping that by taking pride in their school renovations, our students will take that pride into the community as well,” Sullens said. “The vision is to add to the computer lab and update technology next. We hope to update the elementary classroom floors next summer. We also hope to renovate the elementary classrooms.”
“We were blessed in that we did not spend a dime out of the school budget. Donors donated time and money and we fundraised for upgrades. Goolsby Sausage is our Partner in Education and they have been a big help,” said Sullens. “We want to thank all donors and volunteers who have donated hours and hours and hours of time. We are very thankful for their support.”
Classes are available at Boyd beginning with pre-K up to senior in high school.
Classes included advanced math, ACT prep, economics, chemistry, and Bible. Spanish is taught every year of school beginning in kindergarten.
Sullens said, “Most freshmen students have the option to take first-year high school classes as eighth-graders if they have 90 average.”
The school has a wide range of sports including middle school and high school baseball for boys, elementary, middle and high school basketball for both boys and girls, and high school cross country and golf for both boys and girls.
Sullens said the school offers the home school umbrella policy. “Ours is more cost-effective than the other closest umbrella home school.”
Sullens said students attending under the home school umbrella policy can do athletics or fine arts on campus at Boyd or they can pick other classes to take on campus.
“We pro-rate the cost of tuition according to how many courses are taken on campus,” said Sullens.
High school students are also able to choose dual-enrollment classes.
“Dual enrollment is great for the state of Tennessee. Our school’s board recently voted to deduct the rest of the college tuition, so our students can get college credit for free,” said Sullens.
Students wishing to take dual-enrollment classes must take and receive a certain score on the ACT before enrolling in the college credit classes.